Last updated: December 12, 2013
If you are facing a legal issue in Augusta, seeking help from a qualified attorney may be a good option for you. But what if you can’t afford it? Fortunately, there are several free or low-cost legal service options for Augusta and Richmond residents.
The main provider is the Georgia Legal Services Program, a nonprofit legal aid organization providing free legal aid to low-income residents and seniors. There may be income limits that apply for you to qualify for free/low-cost help. It may be best to contact the specific agency to learn more. Below is a list of several organizations available to help you.
Areas of Law: Discrimination, Election and Voting, Freedom Speech, Freedom of Religion, Immigration Rights, LGBT Rights, Privacy, Police Practices, Jail and Prison Conditions, and other issues of fair treatment by government.
Good to Know: The ACLU does not usually assist in the following types of cases: criminal defense or post-conviction appeals, divorce or child custody disputes, property disputes, tax problems, workers compensation issues, consumer complaints, landlord-tenant disputes, building code issues and complaints about lawyers or judges. Requests for legal assistance can be submitted online.
Area of Law: Civil
Good to Know: This office offers advice/legal counsel, brief services, self-help clinics, community legal education, and referrals, as well as full representation in administrative hearings and county, state, and federal courts. They do not assist with criminal cases. Applicants must qualify for services under financial guidelines. These guidelines are based on household size, income and assets. Most families who receive government benefits or who have minimum wage jobs are eligible for services. Offices are located in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Iowa City, Mason City, Ottumwa, Sioux City and Waterloo.
Areas of Law: Civil, Elder
Good to Know: This organization provides legal services to low-income persons in the counties of Burke, Columbia, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro, Warren, Washington, and Wilkes. Call to learn about intake procedures.
Area of Law: Civil
Good to Know: This statewide legal hotline provides free legal services to Georiga senior citizens. Attorneys give legal advice, brief service and referrals to other attorneys or services where necessary.
Areas of Law: Immigration, Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking
Good to Know: This organization provides statewide immigration and refugee services. Call to learn more.